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Families of Davis, Yarobrough, Allison and McKinney GA,AL,TN,NC,SC

Elisha Brewer Elisha Brewer

posted on October 22, 2010

Looking for anyone researching and or related to these surnames. Some names are Sarah Jane Yarobrough, Evander M. Davis, Alice Virginia Davis, Seth McKinney Allison, William P. Allison, Sarah McKinney Allison, Carl Thayer Allison, Edith May Allison, Burch Allison, William Findley Allison.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on October 22, 2010

dates, location, relationships would be so helpful. so would spouses and children. no indication of maiden name or married name for the females. i will see what i can find with the names that you have posted.

Household Members:
Name Age
Evander M. Davis 56
Sarah Davis 49
John Davis 22
Frances Davis 19
Alice Davis 17
Ida Davis 12
Lelah Davis 11
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia; Roll: 138; Family History Film: 1254138; Page: 222D; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0006.
i’m wondering if this is the sarah jane yarborough who married an evander m. davis? and child alice virginia davis?

evander was b. ~1824 NC, sarah was b. ~1831 SC, and the children were b. GA. they are farmers.

Household Members:
Name Age
Evandne M Davis 44
Sarah J Davis 39
Martha Davis 14
John G Davis 12
Frances L Davis 10
Allice V Davis 8
Ida I Davis 2
Lila H Davis 1
Elizabeth Davis 79
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia; Roll: M593_140; Page: 275B; Image: 24; Family History Library Film: 545639.
you may want to correct the names so that others can find your family.

evander was a farmer, owned the farm worth $800.

ousehold Members:
Name Age
E M Davis 34
Sarah Davis 27
Jas Davis 13
M E Davis 11
M Davis 4
John Davis 2
F Davis 1
E Davis Davis 70
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Catoosa, Georgia; Roll: M653_114; Page: 1017; Image: 393; Family History Library Film: 803114.
so they must not have been slaves, since we find them on 1860 census.
natives that lived on reservations were not enumerated on the regular federal census, because if they lived on a reservation, they were untaxed. but this doesn’t mean that they considered themselves native or that there was a tribal organization close by. you should look at georgia history books for local histoy, and explore georgia archives. i think georgia is making a recent effort to do native and black records lately.

1850 United States Federal Census
about Evander Davis
Name: Evander Davis
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Birth Place: Marion
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Marion, South Carolina
Family Number: 130
Household Members:
Name Age
Evander Davis 28
Sarah Davis 22
Mary Davis 2
John Davis 0
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Marion, South Carolina; Roll: M432_856; Page: 9A; Image: 23.

Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
about Evander Davis
Name: Evander Davis
County: Marion
State: South Carolina
Enumeration Date: 29 Jul 1850
Schedule Type: Agriculture

Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
about Evander Davis
Name: Evander Davis
Locality: Rowell
County: Marion
State: South Carolina
Enumeration Date: 14 Jun 1880
Schedule Type: Agriculture

Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
about Evander M Davis
Name: Evander M Davis
Side: Confederate
Roll: M598_39
Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
about Evander M Davis
Name: Evander M Davis
Side: Confederate
Roll: M598_8
Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

there are a few of these. look at ancestry, military records.

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about Evander M Davis
Name: Evander M Davis
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Georgia
Service Record: Enlisted in the Georgia 1st Infantry Battalion.
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records

this will have a wealth of genealogy information in it. attorneys prepared it and it is very exact.

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about Evander M. Davis
Name: Evander M. Davis
State Filed: Georgia
Widow: Sarah J. Davis

note that he also enlisted in kentucky. for the union?
pension filed in georgia.

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about Evander M Davis
Name: Evander M Davis
Enlistment Date: 25 Dec 1863
Rank at enlistment: Sergeant
Enlistment Place: Louisville, KY
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company L, Kentucky 4th Cavalry Regiment on 19 Apr 1864.
Mustered out on 21 Aug 1865 at Macon, GA.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky

he became an invalid in 1891, died sometime before 1898, when sarah filed as a widow.
Chapter Page Number Title
evander davis Appendix XII: Practicing Professionals, 1850 357 History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976
he is a minister.
you can look for this book in worldcat and try to get a photocopy of page 357 for this entry.

another listing of military service:
Report of the adjutant general of the state of Kentucky
Date of Publication: 1866-1867
Subjects: Kentucky — History — Civil War, 1861-1865, Kentucky - Militia, United States -
vol I page 462

The Union regiments of Kentucky
Author: Speed, Thos. Date of Publication: 1897
Subjects: Kentucky — History — Civil War, 1861-1865., Kentucky, United States - History -…
2 page 160

look on this website and find your relative and click on the unit and it might show the unit history. also, search on google for your ancestor’s name.


1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (State Guards)

“Units of the Confederate States Army” by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

Organized at Louisville, Ky., December 24, 1861. Moved to Bardstown, Ky., January 6, 1862, and duty there till March. Unattached Cavalry, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army Ohio, to October, 1862. District of Louisville, Ky., Dept. Ohio, to November, 1862. District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved from Bardstown, Ky., to Nashville, Tenn., March 26, 1862, thence to Wartrace, Tenn., April 8, and duty in that vicinity till July. Action at Lebanon May 5. Readyville June 7. Rankin’s Ferry near Jasper June 18. Shell Mountain June 21. Battle Creek June 21 and July 5. Murfreesboro July 13 (4 Cos.). Moved to Tullahoma July 13, and duty there till August. Sparta August 4 (Detachment). Raid on Louisville & Nashville Railroad August 19-21 (Detachment). March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 22-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Near Perryville October 6-7. Near Mountain Gap October 14 and 16. Duty on southern border of Kentucky till February, 1863. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., February 9, thence to Murfreesboro and Franklin, Tenn. Expedition to Spring Hill March 4-5. Franklin March 4. Thompson’s Station, Spring Hill, March 5. Expedition from Franklin to Columbia March 8-12. Thompson’s Station March 9. Rutherford Creek March 10-11. Spring Hill March 19. Near Thompson’s Station March 23. Little Harpeth March 25. Near Franklin March 31. Thompson’s Station May 2. Franklin June 4. Triune June 9. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Uniontown and Rover June 23. Middleton June 24. Fosterville, Guy’s Gap and Shelbyville June 27. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Maysville, Ala., August 21 and 28. Reconnoissance from Alpine, Ga., toward Summerville September 10. Skirmishes at Summerville September 10 and 15. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Moved to Bellefonte, Ala., September 25-30. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 2. Moved to Caperton’s Ferry October 2, and duty there till December 2. Moved to Rossville, Ga., December 2-5, and duty there till January 6, 1864. Scout toward Dalton December 12, 1863. Skirmish at Lafayette December 12. Scout to Lafayette December 21-23. Veterans on furlough January to March, 1864. Near Chattanooga till May, Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Duty in rear of army covering and protecting railroad at Wauhatchie, Lafayette, Calhoun, Dalton and Resaca. At Wauhatchie May 5 to June 18. (A detachment at Lexington, Ky., June 10, 1864.) At Lafayette till August 4. Actions at Lafayette June 24 and 30. At Calhoun August 4 to October 12. Pine Log Creek and near Fairmount August 14. Resaca October 12-13. Near Summerville October 18. Little River, Ala., October 20. Leesburg October 21. Ladiga, Terrapin Creek, October 28. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 3-9. Operations against Lyon in Kentucky December 6-23. Hopkinsville, Ky., December 16. At Nashville, Tenn., till January 9, 1865. Moved to Gravelly Springs, Ala., and duty there till March. Wilson’s Raid from Chickasaw, Ala., to Macon, Ga., March 22-May 1. Six-Mile Creek March 31. Selma April 2. Montgomery April 12. Wetumpka April 13. Fort Tyler, West Point, April 16. Capture of Macon April 20. Duty at Macon and in the Dept. of Georgia till August. Mustered out August 21, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 148 Enlisted men by disease. Total 180.

looks like he was lucky to be alive at the end of the war.

there are several family trees on and might be some on and
there are tribe, location, surname messageboards on rootsweb and

genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you have a common surname, you need to give more information rather than less. if you post about women, it is helpful to include the maiden name and the married name and designate which one is the maiden name.

first of all, heritage and tribal enrollment are two different things. many times natives didn’t apply for enrollment because 1) they didn’t qualify, 2) they were philosophically opposed to enrollment, 3) they didn’t have documentation, or 4) they were mississippi choctaw and their ancestor had accepted land or benefits in lieu of tribal enrollment.

the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906, so you should trace your ancestors down to that time period. mostly, they had to be living in oklahoma by that time and agree to live there permanently.

2 ways to search:
this will let you enter partial names to get card#. click on the card# in the card column and you can see other names in that family.
other resources on the left and at the bottom of this webpage. native census records and databases are especially useful.
this will give you card# (family group) and enrollment #. they have some native marriage records too. other oklahoma records listed at left.
if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:

MOWA tribe
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail:

texas tribes

oklahoma tribes:

types of records available for native americans:
pages 366-369 in particular although the entire native american chapter is helpful.
The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook:
Guide to the Resources You Need for Unpuzzling Your Past
Emily Anne Croom
you can ask for these particular pages from your local public library. if they don’t have the book, you can get the pages through the interlibrary loan program.
native american records are discussed in pages 352-386.

Tracing ancestors among the Five Civilized Tribes: Southeastern Indians …
By Rachal Mills Lennon
this book could be accessed through the interlibary loan program also.

always find the state archives. some records are online, some records are not. but many times you can find a record not found in other places. you want to see also about newspaper mentions for obituaries, births, marriages in particular.

check courts for probate, civil and criminal cases, marriage records.

this book is a good read about the dawes roll and how they implemented it.
The Dawes Commission and the allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1893-1914
By Kent Carter

good advice about native research:

if your relatives came from a different geographic location or belonged to a different tribe, try searching google for the state and tribes. you might find a contact for a state-recognized tribe or a federal recognized tribe.

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, and request the choctaw resource list, i will be glad to send it to you.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto